President Obama spoke at the 34th annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service today at the U.S. Capitol:

The memorial was also attended by Attorney General Loretta Lynch:

Obama also called for a “healing” of the rift between some citizens and the police:

That was viewed by some as rather ironic:

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